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NXT Talent Likely To Get Pay Increase With Move to USA Network

August 22, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that the latest rumor is that all developmental deals in WWE are expected to be changed to main roster deals once WWE moves NXT to the USA Network starting on September 18. The move was announced earlier this week, as NXT will become a live, two-hour broadcast from Full Sail University.

It’s believed that at least the top NXT talent will have new contracts closer to main roster figures than developmental figures. Those who usually start with NXT, start with contracts between $40,000 and $60,000, and WWE could usually get whoever they wanted for that price unless they wanted to stay independent or work for ROH, unless they were established stars who started at a higher price. WWE is likely to raise their offers for those who work in ROH or top independent stars. AEW is offering low six-figures for an easier schedule and a chance to be featured faster.

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